Write 500 words on this topic: “Is restitution to victims better for society than jail sentences for criminals? Explain.” If you were robbed, would you rather the criminal return what he stole from you and pay you something to compensate, or would you rather he get sent to prison? In the past, there have been … More Government 1A, W11/L55 – Restitution to Victims is Better than Jail Sentences
Pick any chapter in How to Argue, and write 250 words on this: “How could voluntary arrangements solve this problem if the state did not impose the politics of plunder?” Instead of taxing the rich to help the poor (counterargument 51 in How to Argue with a Liberal and Win!), poverty can be solved through voluntary … More Government 1A, W9/L45 – How Voluntary Arrangements Could Solve Poverty
Write 250 words on this topic: “Should the police be allowed to enforce a politician’s verbal restriction against making a video of him at an open meeting?” Politicians should not be able to restrict citizens from making videos of them at open meetings. In a democratic society, citizens have a right to monitor and hold … More Government 1A, W10/L50 – Should the Police Enforce a Politician’s Wish to Not be Recorded at an Open Meeting?
Write 500 words on this topic: “Price controls are people controls.” Prices are born from bidding. Supply and demand is a factor as well, but bidding is the main part. Sellers compete with sellers to sell products at the lowest profitable price. Buyers compete with buyers to buy products at the highest reasonable price. They … More Government 1A, W8/L40 – Price Controls are People Controls
Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic, “Who should have the authority to set prices, the free market or the state? Why?” The free market should have the authority to set prices because the free market uses a feedback system to determine prices, whereas the government is just guessing. The government may have statistics, but … More Government 1A, W7/L35 – Authority to Set Prices: Free Market vs the State
Write 250 words on this proposition: “Online education is bad for society because it puts classroom teachers out of work.” Arguments like this pop up all the time. “such and such new invention is bad for society because it puts this old invention out of work.” But is that really such a bad thing? Yes, … More Government 1A, W3/L15 – “Online Education is Bad for Society Because it Puts Classroom Teachers Out of Work”
Write a 500-word essay on this topic. Describe family government in terms of the five institutional characteristics: sovereignty, hierarchy (authority), law, sanctions, and succession. Offer an opinion on what the source of the family’s sovereignty is. The five institutional characteristics of government are present in every legitimate form of government. Sovereignty and authority determine who … More Government 1A, W2/L10 – The Family in Terms of the Five Institutional Characteristics of Government
Write 250 words on this topic: “Is the Family a Legitimate Form of Government?” Defend your position. What constitutes a legitimate government? A government is legitimate when it has the authority to exclude, and the authority to command obedience. A government needs to be able to keep outside forces from interfering in its affairs, and … More Government 1A, W1/L5 – Is Family a Legitimate Form of Government?